TODAY'S WORD FOR Tuesday, December 03, 2019:
Something given voluntarily without a payment in return; the act of giving; natural endowment; talent.
We all have different gifts. Each gift came because of the grace God gave us.
Romans 12:6 ERV.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
The Apostle Paul gives us the value and purpose of the diverse gifts God has dispersed to His people. Within our family, God has given us multiple gifts for us to use for His purposes! Are we using all of our gifts for His purposes?
Every member of God’s family is equipped to glorify the Lord and to build up others in love. Again, in Romans 12:3 ERV, Paul said: “God has given me a special gift, and that is why I have something to say to each one of you (speaking to the people in the church in Rome). Do not think that you are better than you really are. You must see yourself just as you are. Decide what you are (what gift God has given you) by the faith God has given you.”
All too often we value ourselves by the world’s standards of worth and achievements rather than our true value in God’s sight.
YOUR GIFT IS WHAT YOU DO BEST! GOD WANTS EACH OF US TO USE OUR GIFT WHOLEHEARTEDLY.
God has given every one of us spiritual gifts, talents, skills, and experiences allowing us to serve Him whole heartedly either behind the scenes or in the fore front. Are you using the gift or gifts God has given you to further His kingdom?
We ask these questions that you need to respond to today?
1. Have you asked God, through prayer and reading His Word, to clarify for you what your gift or gifts are? We do not all have the same gifts. In Romans 12:6-9, Paul gives us a list of different types of gifts that God might give us. Most likely you already have an idea but confirm it by talking to God.
2. Have you committed to God your desire to use your gift to glorify His name and to share God’s love to all you associate with daily?
Our memory verse for this week is found in Proverbs 8:13.
The fear of the Lord is to hate evil.
Help me to find my gifts and then show me how to use them for Your glory.
These Family Devotional thoughts are written by Dr. Ken Phillips, Executive Director of America's Hunger
Solution, and his wife Dottie. Ken has had ministry positions
with The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, World Vision, Youth For Christ, World Opportunities International,
and World Bible Society. He also has consulted for more than 30 Christian ministries in management and stewardship
development. They have published a book called No Problems Only Situations that discusses the journey of their family.
Ken and Dottie have been married for 60 years, and have 6 children, 20 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. Their
second book, TODAY'S WORD, includes 365 daily
devotionals and is now available for only $10.
Ken & Dottie Phillips
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